WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING ‒ THE MONGAN METHOD
The Gold Standard of Childbirth Education HypnoBirthing® is a rewarding, relaxing, stress‐free method of birthing that is based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience the achievement of birthing her baby in an easier, more positive and comfortable way. HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique that introduces hypnosis, a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration in which we communicate suggestions to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences what we think, how we feel and the choices we make. Almost anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation and redirect their focus. Birthing becomes a calm, relaxed experience, without the fear and tension that cause pain. The body’s natural anaesthesia (endorphins) will replace the stress hormones that create pain, and when it’s time for baby to be born, the mother is empowered, confident and peaceful.
Marie “Mickey” Mongan, founder of HypnoBirthing® is a woman who has devoted her entire life to working with women of all ages, and in all walks of life. Through her book and the HB method, she shares the conviction of her own personal birthing experience and her sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual needs of birthing women.
Establishing Best Practice in Australia Consistent 5 x 2.5 hour class format (because we know it works this way) Worldwide success, reputation & research behind our brand Celebrating 25 years – 16 years in Australia Practitioners hold the Gold Seal – certification by the HypnoBirthing® Institute Close to 160 practitioners in Australia and growing rapidly Australian Faculty Members & Steering Committee as the leadership team. Accreditation with the ACM attracting midPLUS points Affiliated with peak associations such as the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA), and the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia The program is running in 4 Australian hospitals with more coming on board The program has been updated for Australia to reflect the Australian Maternity Model of Care